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Barley Mow pub up for auction for £350,000

10 February 2020

The future of the Grade II Listed Barley Mow Pub in Bramley will be decided at an auction at Leeds United’s Elland Road football ground later this month.

The struggling pub, which used to be the home of Bramley Rugby League Club, was closed two years ago and was originally on the market for £450,000.

Last November vendors Aprirose rejected a bid from community-led Barley Mow Supporters group, who wanted to turn the building into Leeds’s first community-run pub and community facility.

Other interested parties were believed to include housing developers and a Chinese restaurant owner.

Now, it looks like none of those bids were acceptable either.

According to Pugh Auctions’s website, the Barley Mow site in Lower Town Street will be available to buy as plot 115a on 27 February with a guide price of £350,000, some £100,000 less than it was on the market for two years ago. The pub is described as:

“Substantial and prominently positioned Grade II listed former public house on a site of approximately 0.23 Ha (0.57 Acres), including onsite parking and beer gardens. The property offers ground floor trading areas and basement storage with four bedroom private accommodation above.”

The pub is currently owned by Aprirose, who bought it as part of a portfolio of 70 Mitchells and Butlers pubs in 2017.

The Star, Tong Road, Armley

Up for auction: The Star in Tong Road

The same auction at Elland Road will also see The Star pub, off Tong Road, opposite the junction with Carr Crofts, also up for sale.

The building is on the market for £150,000 and the auction website says:

“Internally the pub is well presented and comprises a ground floor bar and seating area with owners accommodation above.

“Externally there is parking to the side with a courtyard and beer garden behind.

“The sale may represent an exciting redevelopment opportunity, subject to any necessary consents.”

More details on lot 129 can be found here.

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